A:Medical cannabis uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It’s basically the same product as recreational marijuana, but it’s taken for medical purposes.
The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. THC also produces the “high” people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it.
A:The first step is speaking with your treating practitioner about whether the medical use of cannabis is appropriate for your condition. If your practitioner determines it is an appropriate treatment for you and he or she may issue you a certification for medical cannabis.
A:The patient’s certifying practitioner must include the following information on the patient’s certification: the authorized brand and form of the approved medical cannabis, the administration method, and any limitations on the use of approved medical cannabis product. If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the certification.
A:If a patient wishes to cancel or re-book their appointment it must be done so within 1 full week prior to their appointment date. Failure to cancel or re-book within this time period will subject you to a non-refundable charge. Cancellations and re-bookings can only be done by speaking to our staff in person or by telephone. E-mails and voice mails will not be accepted. No exceptions.
A:The cost for the appointment is income tax deductible and you will receive an invoice upon your appointment. Medical plans do not cover the cost of this medication or appointment. If you are a member of Veterans Affairs please inform our office staff at the time of booking.